Local Attractions Caloundra


Kings Beach  is Caloundra’s main surfing beach. It is located adjacent to the centre of town. It is home to both the Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1924, and the Caloundra Juniors Surf Life Saving Club. There is an elevated pool on the rock platform, a large car park across the road and a grassy reserve, fronted by a seawall, running from the pool to the surf club, 200 m down the beach.  The beach is 500 m long and faces south-east. Waves are reduced by Moreton Island and average 0.5 to 1 m. The southern end terminates at Deepwater Point; a low, rocky headland and platform, together with a rock groyne. Beyond the point are the shifting sand bars and channels of the Pumicestone Channel mouth, a large tidal creek that runs behind Bribie Island.

This is a moderately safe beach under normal conditions and is enjoyed for swimming, surfing and fishing.

The safest swimming is in the patrolled area.  Surf life savers are on duty all year at Kings Beach.

For the surfers it offers usually reasonable beach breaks, that are best around the rips at each end.  And for the fishermen it is a popular beach for fishing owing to its central location, together with the prevalence of deeper rip holes off the rocks.

Kings Beach is Caloundra’s main and most popular beach, backed by all facilities, including the surf lifesaving club and a swimming pool.

A few metres along the boardwalk towards Caloundra is Happy Valley Park and play area. With plenty of room for the children to run around, great play equipment, barbeques, public toilets, Happy Valley is great place to take the children so they can work off some energy.   It is right on the beach with access stairs to the water and rock pools, so when they are tired of one, they can move to the other.